Today's News

  • County will sell unpaid property taxes

    The good news - those who are late in paying their property taxes will now have a little extra time to pay. The bad news - if they still don't pay, they'll have to deal with a third party who'll charge them 12 percent interest, among other fees.

    For the first time, Kentucky is permitting counties to sell all unpaid property tax bills to third parties, a move that Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney says will help taxing districts collect money.

    Selling the bills, Carney said, allows the County to collect taxes that it may otherwise never collect.

  • Magistrate suffers medical episode

    Taylor County's 2nd District Magistrate John Gaines suffered what he refers to as a medical "episode" last Friday but has since returned to work at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Last week, Gaines said, he was awake and functioning during the three-hour episode but does not remember what happened.

    Word spread that Gaines suffered a stroke, though he says doctors have not confirmed that.

    Read more on this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • Local man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville resident has been charged with selling drugs in an indictment recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Vincent Shively, 51, of 211 Baptist St. was indicted on charges of first-degree selling a controlled substance, his second offense, and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Coming Home

    They have come back home. But this time, they'll be greeted by a new face.

    Campbellsville resident Bill Hudgins, who died last November, was a landlord who cared for nearly two dozen gourds that were "home" to purple martin birds.

    In an interview last year, Hudgins said that the birds first came to his home in 1995, and the same birds have been coming back each spring since.

  • Woman accused of distributing obscene material

    A Campbellsville woman has been arrested and charged with distributing obscene materials.

    Mary Ann Anderson, 64, of 2450 Cave Road was arrested at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.

    Anderson was charged with two counts of distribution of obscene matter to minors and falsely reporting an incident. 

    Read more on this story and others in Monday's print edition.

  • Blood drives are June 26, 27

    Many people in the United States view summer as a time to unwind and relax, but the Red Cross wants to remind everyone that the need for blood is constant.

    "Each year, nearly 5 million people need blood transfusions," said Lori Medley, director of donor resources for the River Valley Blood Services Region. "To help meet this constant need, it is important for people to donate blood regularly."

  • 'Cuties for a Cause' pageant is June 27

    The Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition will host a "Cuties for a Cause" pageant for children on Saturday, June 27.

    Those eligible to enter the pageant, which will raise money for drug and alcohol prevention for area youth, are children from birth to 8 years old.

    The pageant, which will be in Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium, will begin at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9.

    Admission is $2.

    Entry fee is $20 and children are to wear play clothes.

    Checks and cash will be accepted. A photogenic fee of $5 is optional.

  • Breaking News: Thunderstorm warning in effect

    A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect in Taylor County until noon with a watch in effect until 6 tonight.

    According to the Taylor County Emergency Management Agency, the National Weather Service is encouraging residents to stay indoors during these storms, which are producing excessive lightning.

    According to the NWS, the strongest storms will be capable of producing strong and gusty winds, large hail, frequent cloud to ground lightning and a period of very heavy rain.

  • Annual county fair shows are June 26, 27

    Though the rides are over, the Taylor County Fair still has a few more events and competitions to go.

    The Taylor County Fair Open Dairy Show and Open Youth Show will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 26 at the Taylor County Fairgrounds on East Broadway.

    Supreme Senior champion will receive $300. Supreme Junior champion will receive $200.

    Breeds competing will be Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein and Jersey.

  • Hetherington joins Community Trust Bank

    Hetherington joins Community Trust Bank

    Derek Jon Hetherington has joined Community Trust Bank as a commercial loan officer at the Campbellsville main office location.

    Hetherington graduated magna cum laude from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green with a bachelor's degree in financial management. He has five years of banking experience.

    He is a member of Rotary International in Campbellsville and the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce and the Lebanon/Marion County Chamber of Commerce.